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Edina Woodcrafters stay connected during summer construction

On Wednesday, July 19, The Edina Woodcrafters met for a social brunch to catch up and discuss their hopes for this fall’s woodshop courses. The event was hosted by the Woodcrafters president Mark Wavinak.

“We’re used to seeing each other everyday at 10 a.m. when we stop for coffee and chat about life,” said Wavinak. “We’re missing that sense of community this summer while the woodshop is closed for construction, so I wanted to host this event at my house for us to reconnect,” he said.

The group enjoys brunch together.

Courses offered through Edina Community Education include a woodshop orientation, an open woodshop and a women’s woodworking woodshop. This fall, basic woodworking classes will also be offered.

Each class offers community members the opportunity to become proficient in woodworking, but to also form connections and friendships with other lifelong learners as well.

"Everyday, I learn something new; stories about their families, jobs they have had and experiences from their youth," said Wavinak. "It's just a bunch of men and women with a common interest in woodworking and the willingness to share," he said.

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Group photo of the Edina Woodcrafters.